Central nervous system anomalies

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1998 Jun 18;847:21-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1998.tb08924.x.


The authors review the most common congenital anomalies of the central nervous system (CNS): neural tube defects (NTDs), ventriculomegaly/holoprosencephaly, hydranencephaly, holoprosencephaly sequence, iniencephaly, and microcephaly. They emphasize the importance of the diagnostic tools (biochemical markers of the maternal serum, ultrasound screening, invasive techniques), methods which are complementary to each other.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Central Nervous System / abnormalities*
  • Central Nervous System / diagnostic imaging
  • Fetus / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neural Tube Defects / diagnostic imaging
  • Neural Tube Defects / pathology
  • Syndrome
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal